A week ago I went to Gaeta, a beautiful small town on the west coast half-way between Rome and Naples, for the opening of a nature art exhibition to which I took part. We visited the Nature Reserve of Gianola, and as the group explored the roman ruins of a villa with baths, I was captivated by this contorted tree- probably a juniper- on the hillock behind the steep coastline. I worked very quickly, probably 15 min. altogether.
I've posted more info and sketches on my blog . Do take a look if you wish!